International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Balancing Security and Privacy - Challenges and Solutions for Regulating Police Drone Use
Łukasz Dziura

Balancing security and privacy in the use of police drones is a complex challenge that requires critical steps in ensuring that police drone use aligns with democratic values and legal standards. By addressing these challenges and implementing thoughtful solutions, police agencies can harness the benefits of drone technology while safeguarding civil liberties and maintaining public trust. This article addresses two primary aspects. Firstly, it examines the challenges posed by the rapid adoption of new technologies by the police. Secondly, it presents findings from socio-legal research conducted between 2019 and 2023. This research combines doctrinal legal analysis with empirical studies carried out in Poland, Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom. It incorporates in-depth interviews with police officers, officials, and international experts, alongside field observations. The article concludes with critical observations on current legislation, highlighting significant deficiencies, and advocates for a new approach to police accountability and transparency.

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